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Miramonte Resort & Spa Teams Up with ZD Wines and Richard Danskin Galleries to Present an Evening of Wine & Art with Acclaimed Artist Thomas Arvid

Spend an evening with acclaimed artist Thomas Arvid as Miramonte Resort & Spa teams up with ZD Wines and Richard Danskin Galleries to present "An Evening of Wine & Art" on Feb. 4 from 5-9 p.m. More than 25 original pieces of art will be on display during the event and Arvid will be on hand to discuss his unique approach to capturing wine on canvas. Reserve a place at this limited engagement event to find out why Art Business News credited Arvid with "launching a major art trend."

Space is limited and tickets are $25 per person. During the event, ZD's award-winning 2008 Chardonnay and 2007 Pinot Noir will be served. Event tickets include two glasses of ZD wine, hors d'oeuvres and the opportunity to mingle with one of the most contemporary pioneers in the world of art today. Reservations are limited and can be made by calling (760) 837-1634. Overnight accommodations also are available for $189.00 the night of this special event. For reservations, please call 1-800-237-2926 or visit www.miramonteresort.com.

Arvid achieved success and national acclaim with his still-life compositions of wine and the rituals surrounding its consumption. The self-taught artist translates abstract composition and a talent for portraying light and color into sumptuous, super-realistic oil paintings of wine. Atlanta-based Thomas Arvid unites the aesthetics of art and the sensual complexity of fine wine in his large-scale paintings.

Arvid is passionate about art and wine, a collector of both, he strives to capture the pleasure of a life well lived on each canvas. Arvid insists that wine should be approachable; his paintings are an embodiment of the casual way that we enjoy wine today. He is an appealing role model for a lifestyle of easy elegance and unpretentious charm.

Thomas Arvid and ZD Wines create the perfect pairing for this special event as the winemaker celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2009. The Rutherford-based winery located along the picturesque Silverado Trail, features world-class Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. Founded in 1969, ZD Wines is owned and operated by three generations of the deLeuze family. ZD's mantra of "(Z)ero (D)efects" is based on founder Norman deLeuze history in Aerospace, which set the tone for the wineries focus on quality, consistency and style. The ZD style is to craft rich, flavorful wines that reflect the varietal character of the grape. ZD's Estate Vineyard's are certified organic reflecting a commitment to the health of the environment.

The event is presented in conjunction with Richard Danskin Galleries located along El Paseo where Arivd's work is featured.

Miramonte Resort & Spa, a AAA Four Diamond property, brings the spirit of the Mediterranean to the California desert community of Indian Wells, just minutes from Palm Springs. The intimate village, featuring THE WELL Spa, Coachella Valley's only Mobil-rated destination spa, and Mediterranean-inspired Grove Artisan Kitchen, offer guests an unforgettable experience in an extraordinary environment.

Miramonte Resort & Spa is one of more than 30 independent, upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, which is consistently rated one of the top 10 independent hospitality management companies in the United States. To protect and preserve the unique communities in which the company operates, Destination launched Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program in 2008. New for 2009 is the 582-room Terranea Resort situated on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in southern California, which opened to the public in June. The 102-acre ocean front resort features a 25,000-square-foot destination spa, three swimming pools, three ocean view restaurants and a Todd Eckenrode-designed par three golf course. In addition to Terranea in the greater Los Angeles area, Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com or to join the company's loyalty program for the best offers available, visit www.destinationdelivers.com.

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Kristin Yantis, Malen Yantis Public Relations, (775) 351-7904, kyantis@myprco.com